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habitation

[hab-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌhæb ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a place of residence; dwelling; abode.
2.
the act of inhabiting; occupancy by inhabitants.
3.
a colony or settlement; community:
Each of the scattered habitations consisted of a small number of huts.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (h)abitacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin habitātiōn- (stem of habitātiō) a dwelling, equivalent to habitāt(us) inhabited (past participle of habitāre; see habitat) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
habitational, adjective
interhabitation, noun
nonhabitation, noun
Synonyms
1. lodgings, home, domicile, quarters.
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British Dictionary definitions for interhabitation

habitation

/ˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a dwelling place
2.
occupation of a dwelling place
Derived Forms
habitational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for interhabitation
habitation
late 14c., from O.Fr. habitation "act of dwelling," from L. habitationem (nom. habitatio) "act of dwelling," from habitare (see habitat). Habitable (late 14c.) is from O.Fr. habitable, from L. habitabilis "that is fit to live in," from habitare.
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interhabitation in the Bible

God is the habitation of his people, who find rest and safety in him (Ps. 71:3; 91:9). Justice and judgment are the habitation of God's throne (Ps. 89:14, Heb. mekhon, "foundation"), because all his acts are founded on justice and judgment. (See Ps. 132:5, 13; Eph. 2:22, of Canaan, Jerusalem, and the temple as God's habitation.) God inhabits eternity (Isa. 57:15), i.e., dwells not only among men, but in eternity, where time is unknown; and "the praises of Israel" (Ps. 22:3), i.e., he dwells among those praises and is continually surrounded by them.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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